Friday, May 15, 2015

Owen Patterson does his best to break up the Union

The Shropshire Star reports the contribution of Owen Patterson, Conservative MP for North Shropshire and former cabinet minister, to a television discussion.

In between sensible points on the effect of health decisions by the Welsh National Assembly on neighbouring parts of England and the likely effect of full fiscal autonomy on Scottish politics, he had this to say:
"The Scots can run around promising free healthcare, free holidays to Lanzarote and expect the English to pay."
You can see why the Conservatives have done so badly in Scotland for so long.

Would the Tories be happy to see Scotland leave the United Kingdom if that made it more likely they would govern the rump that was left?

Perhaps some of them do not care how low the dunghill is as long as they are cocks of it.

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